Stoneburner

4.6
937 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
The 120-­‐seat restaurant is Chef Jason Stoneburner’s homage to the varied cooking styles of the Mediterranean and the natural bounty of the Pacific Northwest with a focus on stone hearth cooking. The inviting restaurant is furnished with architectural objects and antiques from all over the globe, giving it a warm, timeless feel. Private dining is available in the restaurant with the Olympic Rooftop Pavilion providing stunning event space atop the hotel.

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Stoneburner is an Italian-American spot in Ballard with good neapolitan pizza and decent everything else, though the pastas are a crap shoot.

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JW
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Greasy, expensive food. Service was so/so. I don’t recommend

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A
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Stoneburner offers creative dishes that stand out from normal fare offered by similar restaurants. The serving staff was timely and cheerful. My only complaint is that we had reservations and arrived 5 minutes early. We were told we would be seated shortly even though there were a few others waiting ahead of us. We waited patiently while the others were seated but then I noticed a couple of groups come in that didn’t have reservations (I was close enough to overhear the conversations) being told they could be seated right away. That prompted me to request the status of our table and was told we could be seated immediately. I caused me to wonder what would have happened had I not spoken up, it’s almost as if they forgot we were there even though we were standing next to the front desk. Anyway, it all ended well; we enjoyed our meal.

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JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was fantastic!
All 5 of us enjoyed our dishes - we all ordered different things and nothing disappointed.
Eggs cooked to perfection! ♥️♥️♥️

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service! Wonderful food! Beautiful open window seating! Would go back!❤️

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JH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stoneburner is our favorite restaurant.

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E
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stoneburner is my favorite restaurant in Seattle. Always great in all areas. But...

I got to the restaurant and they had cancelled my reservation for some reason. I also got an email from Open Table saying it was cancelled, which it was not. And nobody knew how it happened.

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ES
London
17 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ambience, great food and excellent service - essential ingredients for an enjoyable dinner.

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f
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Stoneburner many times. They have single handedly changed my view on vegetables. Always amazing. We recommend constantly.

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E
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved every aspect of my (first) dining experience here. The design / ambience of the place is something I’d want to come back to again, and for a pleasant change, not ridiculously loud like so many restaurants these days: we could actually converse with the friends at our table. Our server was AMAZING... super professional and accommodating, worked with me to address an allergy issue, always on hand when needed without hovering... even though our meal took quite a while to come out, she and the chef surprised us with appetizers on the house as a kind gesture. Vegetable side dish portions are super generous, the steak was a bit small for the price, but everything was delicious, and when taken overall it felt like a reasonable value. We will absolutely come back.

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MC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Halibut was very good. Tasty pepperoni pizza. Great service

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R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in for Easter brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff was friendly and attentive and the food interesting and delicious. Prices quite reasonable also. Will definitely go back.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch

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CP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service.

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D
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a lovely restaurant which offers family style meals which was exactly what I was looking for. Our server (Genevieve) was wonderful and was knowledgable of the menu and helped us decide what courses we wanted to order. The food was delicious! We started with a 3 choice cheese plate, and experimented with different combinations, and when the entrees were taken out we were blown away. Our favorite dish was the tortellini, the caramalized caulifolower was so creamy and rich! We also ordered the charred broccoli (superb) and the fragrant spice chicken (the meat just fell off the bone). We ended our outing with dessert, and when it came out it had a candle on it for my partners birthday!

5/5 would recommend to a friend!

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TD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent, but i did not like the noise level!

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LL
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent. We will definitely go back!

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MW
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was awesome, and I love the atmosphere at Stoveburner. We visited during restaurant week and got a great deal, too! We'll be back for sure!

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KR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food, cooked perfectly. Experienced friendly staff. Well run Resturant . We’ve lived in the Seattle area for over 20 years and Stoneburner ranks at the top. We’re curious to see if their new resturant, Seaplane, in Kenmore impresses is as much as Stoneburner.

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A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My leek and asparagus pizza was to die for. The egg yolks on it were perfectly complemented the warmth of the toppings with its rich buttery yellow. The Gorgonzola was dreamy creamy. The service was great, too. I'd love to come back to Seattle only to eat here.

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K
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The only negative, and it’s a big one, is that it is so very noisy. We were unable to have a conversation at the table due to noise.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, we got to enjoy restaurant week at a leisurely pace, and the flight of special drinks was great. Easy to schedule and enjoy

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FL
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was not up to par. Portions were noticeably smaller than usual, as we frequented this place. Hoping that it was just an outlier. Service was also not as attentive as we've experienced in the past.

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HZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about our meal at Stoneburner.

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BC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food and atmosphere. I died and went to heaven when I tasted the Dutch fries

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M
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Does a great job with food, especially creative with the veggies. Very hard to hear each other. Also we may have hit during a transition but not very few red wine glass choices if your don’t love Italian wines

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c
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The veggie and seasonal dishes always exceed our expectations. They are very kid friendly. We dined with our 2.5 y/o and they have an accessible kid menu, kid cups, crayons, and coloring page.

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KM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great decor, a buzzy atmosphere, attentive staff and delicious food but our banquette table was a tight fit for a more portly member of our party and the straight wooden benches were not comfortable for any of us over 50's. Noise level was high so conversation a bit challenging. We ordered a vegetarian tortellini that seemed like a very small portion, however, when we kind of complained, the server took it off our check at the end so we felt happy about that.

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AH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Extremely slow service. When food finally came out one scallop was raw. We did not tell the server because we never saw her again once she brought the entrees. Due to the slow service, when the server brought the entrees, she said she was comping dessert but when the bill came the dessert was still on there. Someone else brought the bill - we never saw her again. No one asked how our meal was.

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L
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fabulous but felt it was noisy. Also the seating is not very comfortable and hate the weird iron shelf in the middle of the table.

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a
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pizza and pasta was pretty good. Nice basic meat sauce and mozzarella pizza. A little pricey for what you get.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional!

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AD
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. I rated 4/5 on value because the drinks were not a great value. $12 got me a few sips of a mixed drink with a glass full of ice (I usually don't mind the ice in mixed drinks, but this time it was too much).
Other than the drink "issue", the food was awesome and the service was great.

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BP
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was a 10! Our waitress was really nice and constantly made sure that our glasses were full. The food was Amazing, we had a side dish of roasted carrots, the burrata cheese with a tasty corn cake, and arugula. Then we shared the roasted chicken with almonds along with a bottle of wine. We us a great time 😉

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MC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Dinner on Saturday night with my wife and a friend. We’d been thinking of the octopus since our last visit and although the preparation was a bit different, the result was spectacular. The pea pods were sliced thinly and very refreshing although for the price the quantity was lacking. The Pork chop was fantastic and Orchiaetta pasta lamb sauce was perfect the pasta itself was a bit dry like it had been clumped in the pot. The noise level made it difficult to speak or hear taking away from a otherwise delightful meal.

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MA
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tagliatelle was delectable; the pork cheeks and truffles blended sublimely with the handmade pasta. The hand-rolled Orcchiette with lamb neck were tender and delicately held the sauce. Our waitress, Genevieve, was very attentive to our needs and helped keep us on-track to get us going to our event after dining at Stoneburner.

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TP
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great food across the board and the ambiance is really great—but like to so many restaurants, it’s too damned loud.

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CL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a delicious brunch!!

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L
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great, but my customer cocktail, main course and dessert were disappointing. The cocktail was just not what I expected, but that’s understandable since I asked for something you don’t usually make. The paparadelle with mushroom ragu was oddly tasteless and oily. And the chocolate cake was dry. The buddin, however, was spectacular.

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RP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We’ve eaten at Stoneburner on several occasions, and always enjoyed the experience. On this visit for our anniversary, we had cocktails in the bar, which were extraordinary, and we enjoyed discussing various concoctions with the bartender.
Each element of the dinner (Roast chicken, Grilled Scallops, Roast Brussel Sprouts, Roast Broccoli) were all very good, but we came away feeling as though the flavor combinations never quite melded within the dishes, and we didn’t feel the combinations with the sides worked. Maybe we chose poorly, as that hasn’t been the case in the past. All this aside, we’ll remain fans and look forward to our next visit.

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CD
Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit here. Initially wasn't sure if I was going to like the menu. I would like part of the menu (entree) description but not thrilled with the sides, etc. BUT, I decided on the special pasta of the day which was a "radiator" pasta with shredded braised beef and broth. It was fantastic. My husband had the papadelle that was on the menu and he thought it was very good as well. We split a caesar which turned out to be just the right amount and the dressing was quite good. We dined with my husband's brother and his wife and his brother ordered the pasta special "radiator" pasta as well and he thought it was great. My sister-in law decided on the bolognese pizza and we each got a slice of that as well - it was oven fired and quite tasty. All in all, while I was quite apprehensive in the beginning, thinking I would not find anything on the menu that I was going to be happy with, I was thrilled with my selections. The service was extremely attentive and the Stoneburner atmosphere was classy while informal and friendly. I would love to see the "special pasta of the day" as a regular on the menu - it was that good!

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